This past weekend was FULL of treats. In fact, I think treats were the only things I actually ate this weekend. Here goes…beer, fried pickles, a couple wings, an insanely large cookie, pizza, Chinese food, wine and some candy. I honestly don’t think I had one vegetable or a piece of fruit on Saturday or Sunday.
So what do I do for damage control?
Nothing. No restriction, no guilt, no extra workouts to work off the calories (won’t work BTW), no beating myself up and no regrets. I got right back to my usual routine. I’ve had lots of water, protein, green veggies, some healthy fats and had a great workout. This weekend is in the past so it’s time to just move on. Was eating this way what I consider “healthy” for me (or anyone else, really)? No. But…do I eat like this all the time? No!
It’s really all about perspective. I can choose to regret my decisions and wish I had eaten more veggies and less junk, but why? I can’t change it and honestly, I don’t think I would. It was all totally worth it because I enjoyed time with awesome people, had some delicious pizza from my favorite pizza place, and enjoyed a cookie at my photoshoot (yes, you read that right 😉 ).
Know what else? My physique hasn’t changed one bit because it was ONE WEEKEND. My treats were a total of THREE meals and a couple snacks. Every day I eat about 4 or 5 meals so this weekend is going to have zero effect on me whatsoever. Besides the fact that this isn’t going to be a regular occurrence so I have nothing to worry about!
Learning balance takes time. As I’ve said before, I feel like I’ve wasted enough time worrying about food. I choose to fuel my body with lean protein, veggies, fruit, etc probably 80-90% of the time because that’s what makes me feel the best. Then there are times like this weekend when I’d rather have fun than worry about overindulging 🙂
- Drink extra water for the next few days
- Prioritize protein & veggie intake
- Carry on with your life as usual. There’s nothing that can’t be undone!
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